Top Tips for Building Your Own Garden Fountain
A garden fountain can be a great luxury feature that will instantly improve the aesthetic of your outdoor space. This is especially true if you feel that your garden is lacking a bit in style and charisma. Garden fountains can work well in almost any garden as long as you have the right tools and space to install one. They look great if you enjoy having people round and using your garden as an entertaining space or if you are just looking for a tranquil space to sit out and relax in.
If you are in a water feature for your garden then why not take a look at the ideas below on how to create a DIY garden fountain on a budget. You don’t need to have a lot of money to create an area of beauty in your garden with these helpful tips.
Choosing the Right Fountain
Firstly, consider the size of your garden and how big you would like the feature to be. There are many different styles of fountains such as, a stone fountain, pot fountain, concrete fountain or a fountain with a natural set up, as well as many others. Of course some of these fountains will suit your garden more than other types. You may also want to think about where you will place your fountain and whether this will be directly near your flower beds or on some gravel, as this will make a difference to the fountain you decide to build.
Remember that your fountain will also need to be in close proximity to some power supply for the pump to be able to run.
What You Will Need
There are a few tools you will need to invest in to be able to create your water fountain, in most case this includes a drill – a Makita drill set would be preferable. You will also need a design feature such as stones or a pot. For most fountains you will also need: a container for the water, a pump, piping and PVC, all of which you can in most local DIY stores or online.
Don’t Stop There
Make the garden fountain even more enjoyable by adding some LED lighting so that you are able to enjoy this feature into the evening too.
Be creative, there are many alternative ideas for fountains to those suggested here and many items that can used to make a fountain, find some great ideas here. All you need is a bit of imagination and you can transform any everyday object into a fountain with the help of a pump, piping and a few basic tools!